Such a modernist ;)
What is the diff'rence'tween a poem and a sentencehaikus can be both
What is the difference?Usually the only way I know is that there's the word "poem" somewhere on the page, or on the cover of the book that contains the page.
Well...ok, maybe I do know when I see it, but only because of a rather subjective and nebulous feeling : "oh! This is a poem". I wouldn't be able to tell you objectively why I feel that this is the case....
Val Vallis taught literature at Qld Uni when I was there and taught us that a poem is where the lines don't reach to the end of the page. He was a poet so he would know!